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Schlock Sleaze & Cheesy Bs
By Ian Watson
Price: Free! Words: 12,340. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
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Sexploitation! Shocksploitation! Blaxploitation! Grindhouses and drive-ins may be gone, but the b-string and basement budget pictures that played them have endured. With their bad acting, drooping mikes and constant mix of day/night shots, you wouldn't call them well-made but there's a strange appeal to their raw, unrestrained shenanigans. Welcome to the golden age of Exploitation Cinema!
Kubrick vs King - The Shining (1980) vs The Shining (1997)
By Lee Robert Adams
Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Stephen King disliked Stanley Kubrick's interpretation of his novel The Shining so much he produced his own six hour made for TV version. This article compares King's efforts to restore his original vision with Kubrick's supernatural masterpiece.
October Horror: Musings on Horror Movies
By C. Patrick Neagle
Price: Free! Words: 8,210. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012 by Goblinbrook Press. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
If you have a love for horror movies--for turning off the lights and curling up on the sofa with a bowl of popcorn and a cozy blanket and something frightening on the TV--then you'll want to read "October Horror". The author loves horror movies, too, and spent at least 8,000 words writing about his favorites (and his least favorites). There's humor, and maybe even some insights...maybe.
Pop Thinking: Essays on Popular Culture vol. 2
By Kate Krake
Price: Free! Words: 14,050. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
A second essay anthology written by the team from Vivid Scribe. Topics cover movies, music, books and video games across a range of topics. An absolute must for serious pop culture fans.
Any Last Words? or A Collection of Funny or Mildly Ironic Final Quotes
By Jake Murphy
Price: Free! Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
A huge history fan and of famous quotes, Jake Murphy presents ‘Any last Words…?’ a hysterical collection of the funniest or mildly awkward final words of history’s biggest players from around the world and from all the ages. This is no ordinary quotation book, it’s a funny one!
Movies by the Book: The Hound of the Baskervilles
By Alonso Delarte
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,590. Language: American English. Published: July 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
"The Hound of the Baskervilles" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is one of the most adapted novels in the literature. This book examines three film adaptations of the classic Sherlock Holmes story for faithfulness to the source material.
The Pawn Business
By Michael Harry
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,660. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
New Image! New Image! New Image! Remember the days of the seedy looking pawnbroker in the dingy looking store that just looked like they were ready to rip you off? Remember how embarrassing it was if someone knew that you or someone you knew had even entered a pawn shop. The thoughts that you had to be desperate broke, on drugs or alcohol, a thief, or just a person with a questionable morals.
Mel Gibson's Breach of Faith
By David Hazony
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by Matá. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Few Hollywood figures are as divisive today as Mel Gibson. He's been accused of anti-Semitism, of mistreating others, and of religious fanaticism. In this 2004 essay, written at the height of the scandal surrounding The Passion of the Christ, David Hazony asks whether he is also betraying the ideas and principles on which he built his fame. A must read today as it was then.
Vivid Scribe Collected Features volume 2
By Kate Krake
Price: Free! Words: 15,660. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
A second volume of pop culture themed feature articles from Vivid Scribe, plus an all new essay written especially for this book.
John Wayne: The Westerns
By David Morrell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,360. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Few film actors had the lasting popularity of John Wayne, especially when he appeared in westerns. In this comprehensive essay, Rambo-creator David Morrell analyzes Wayne’s career in westerns and explores his fascinating, complex personality, including his Latin studies in high school and his skills as a chess player. Even Wayne’s most knowledgeable fans will be surprised by this insightful essay.
Vivid Scribe Collected Features volume 1
By Kate Krake
Price: Free! Words: 12,990. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
A collection of pop culture themed feature articles from Vivid Scribe, plus an all new essay exclusive to this book.
Pop Thinking: User Friendly Essays on Popular Culture vol. 1
By Kate Krake
Price: Free! Words: 12,730. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
An anthology of user friendly essays on popular culture, written by the team at Vivid Scribe. Topics cover TV, music, film, literature, comics and collecting pop culture merchandise.
Il Cinema Horror dei Teenagers
By Amodio Tortora
Price: Free! Words: 1,170. Language: Italian. Published: February 10, 2012. Category: Screenplays » Horror
Il Cinema Horror dei Teenagers degli anni 80
A Nightmare on Elm Street
By Amodio Tortora
Price: Free! Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Reference and reviews
The Horror Movies of 80's
By Amodio Tortora
Price: Free! Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
All the movies of 80's.
Reasons Why People Are Completely Fucked
By Sebastian Cynic
Price: $1.77 USD. Words: 8,750. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2012 by FuckeryMagus. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
People Are Completely FUCKED!
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By Nico Haupt
Price: $11.99 USD. Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
a stubborn attempt to sell one|particular|book about language, history and music ; more info and order via createspace/amazon etc or google tinyurl slash occupybeyonce ; Nico Haupt Copyright Nico Haupt 2011 Published by Clearspace.com at Smashwords
The Totally Geeky Guide to The Princess Bride
By MaryAnn Johanson
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,120. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Do you know the Three Terrors of the Fire Swamp? Have you fallen victim to one of the Classic Blunders? If you’d love to surrender to the Dread Pirate Westley, then you need this breezy deconstruction of the cult-favorite movie by popular and respected film critic and geek-watcher MaryAnn Johanson.